Dear Valued Students,
Greetings from the Embassy of the State of Qatar – Office of the Cultural Attaché of the United States of America,
In alignment with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and all higher education/governmental policies, procedural authentication/equivalency requests require written and signed consent by the student in order to transfer authorization to our organization as a third party. This is done in the form of completing release forms provided via our portal for each U.S school/university/college/institute you had transferred and/or graduated from. While filing a request, students are responsible for submitting certain personal documents and forms that will allow our organization endorsement to access your academic records.
Once you have prepared and sent all documents and forms, our organization will proceed to correspond with the U.S colleges/universities you had attended/graduated from to retrieve official verification’s that meet the standards of information we are aiming for.
Upon receipt of all official responses/verification from the U.S institutions, our courier will deliver your Degree and Transcripts to the U.S Department of State (DoS) for notarization and authentication. Department of State processing time: 7 business days.
Following the steps above, the U.S Department of State notifies our office that documents are ready to be retrieved. After final verification from our office, the authenticated degrees/transcripts are sent to the Embassy for issuance of the Consulate’s approving authentication and signature. The documents will then be mailed to the address provided in the Authentication Request.
Documents and information must be valid, and students must allow documents time to undergo processing. Therefore, if you seeking employment or have been nominated for a promotion in your sector, kindly note that our organization requires 5 weeks to complete all processing formalities upon receiving all documents from our students. We also encourage all U.S graduates/alumni to authenticate their documents regardless of status and/or occasion; being prepared with readily authenticated documents will eliminate any delay in future commitments and objectives you may want to pursue.
We look forward to assisting you!